The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is a pretty great destination. It’s on my top five for outings with visiting grandparents. It’s got modern art, history, and interactivity.
Local dad and blogger Sean Nowicki, who writes about seeing art with kids on his blog Art Dad SF, put together this scavenger hunt for parents to use to guide their kids through OCMA.
Even though there is a lot to see at the Oakland Museum of California, this Scavenger Hunt is confined to the current configuration of the Art Gallery on the top floor of the Museum only. This hunt utilizes some of the interactive displays that the Museum already provides, as well as my own recommendations to help focus your adventure to make it both fun and informative. You will start your search on the south or right side of the Gallery going all the way to the back. Then you make your way back to the front doors by searching everything to the north or left side and the central aisle. Good Luck and beware the Monkeybot!
preview of printable guides
We’ve got two PDFs that you can print or save to your phone.
2- Download the guide (a kid-friendly description of each work in the hunt)
The Oakland Museum is accessible from the Lake Merritt BART Station. It is located at 1000 Oak Street at 10th Street in Oakland.
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